Windows 10: Really odd problem with synaptics touchpad buttons (W10 Home, Yoga)


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       19 Feb 2018 #1

    Really odd problem with synaptics touchpad buttons (W10 Home, Yoga)


    Hi all

    I'll try to be brief. My Son has a Lenovo Yoga 500 with a Synaptics Touchpad. I have an Administrator account on the machine, he has a standard user. Windows 10 Home.

    The particular model of touchpad we have can be pushed down on **anywhere** to affect a "Left-Click"... except the bottom right hand corner which is taken as a "Right Click".

    For me, logged into my account, this works fine.

    For him, it doesn't work AT ALL. There ees-a no clicks. So - we have to go into the "Mouse" control panel, and select the Synaptics tab, and enable "tap-to-click". There is no setting anywhere that I can find to enable or disable the buttons. If I right-click (using a mouse) on the Touchpad System Tray icon, I get to choose to enable or disable "tapping"... it's currently ticked. If I try to untick it, it tells me off because I have to have either tapping or buttons enabled.

    HOW do I enable the buttons please? And why is it OK on my account? BTW - I made him an administrator and it's had zero effect on the problem.
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  2.    19 Feb 2018 #2

    I have Lenovo with Synaptics driver (the drivers for Yoga actually although I have X201) and have all these running if I look in Task Manager:

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    You should check here also:

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    I'd suggest to re-install the driver under his account and make sure the start-up item is there and afterwards the 5 or so processes are running.

    I'd mention though that it should not be a matter of being administrator account - it works for my wife and she is not. It is worth a try though.

    If not post the driver version you are using and we will see. I'm using this one (from Lenovo site)

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  3.    19 Feb 2018 #3

    Make sure you use these TenForums posted drivers or newer: Latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Windows 10 - Page 7 - Windows 10 Forums. This newer version also gets thumbs-up from recent visitors to that very thread too: Synaptics TouchPad Controller Drivers Version 19.2.4.51 (USB).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  4.    19 Feb 2018 #4

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Make sure you use these TenForums posted drivers or newer: Latest Synaptics Touchpad Driver for Windows 10 - Page 7 - Windows 10 Forums. This newer version also gets thumbs-up from recent visitors to that very thread too: Synaptics TouchPad Controller Drivers Version 19.2.4.51 (USB).
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    I just installed 19.3.4.202 from here Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit)

    Despite it being for completely the wrong model it works well (the old one froze a lot) and is dated Feb 2018.

    I've been struggling with drivers for my old Lenovo but it seems you can install pretty much anything.
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  5.    20 Feb 2018 #5

    Yes, lx07, I had a similar experience recently with my Dell Venue Pro 11 7130. I installed the modded drivers to get gesture support and they worked just fine, despite being for a completely different touchpad model number. Go figure!
    --Ed--
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